Pixel count certainly plays a key role in photography, but we’re approaching a point of diminishing returns and potentially reduced image quality as more pixels are packed onto a sensor
It’s time for the “megapixel wars” to end once and for all. You can bet the march of technology will continue to give us imaging sensors with ever-greater numbers of megapixels, but for most photographers, more pixels won’t give us better images. Sure, more megapixels generally are welcome. But the reality is that we’ve reached the point where most photographers won’t benefit from more megapixels. Read More...
New technology, a commitment to developing the very best image quality possible and a thriving rental market all have contributed to a renaissance in the digital medium-format category
It's no secret that the medium-format industry has experienced dramatic changes since the advent of digital. Open camera systems (think Hasselblad's H2 series) became closed, leaving players such as Phase One and Leaf no access to Hasselblad's systems. Additionally, the disappearance of beloved medium-format models signified harsh times in the sector as Contax, Bronica and Pentax fell by the wayside.
At the heart of it all, the tiniest technology makes every picture possible
Though image-sensor technology has been well used for years now—after all, the digital revolution is old news—it hasn't been well understood. Today's image sensors are more sophisticated and powerful than any that have come before. The current generation of turbocharged sensors is at the heart of the modern, sophisticated D-SLR. As with any photographic process, though, a complete understanding of how the tools work can lead to better results, both when purchasing a camera and when using one.
Have you ever wondered what's inside your memory card? How can they keep cramming more storage in the same space, or how much further can the prices fall? It seems like, only yesterday, we needed to take out a second mortgage to buy a 256 MB CF card. Now you can find 2 GB cards for as little as $15.
Resolution always will be a buzzword for digital cameras, but the current crop of professional-quality D-SLRs is about much more than advances in megapixel counts
The war of technology is raging with renewed vigor as the next installment of weapons has come to the battlefield. Product development, with its furious and relentless pace, has taken us one step further into the golden age of digital photography. But that step is now at least as much about features and new onboard technologies as it is about gains in resolution.
Infrared photography has been transformed from a finicky medium full of frustration and technical difficulty into a field where anyone can try to expand their portfolio and creativity
Infrared camera conversions are for the professional trying to obtain a unique look. The results give you an array of imaginative pictures from a portion of the spectrum of light that the human eye can't see. Through a conversion process, a standard D-SLR can be converted to a dedicated infrared camera that records images in that part of the spectrum. These conversions have become more popular as photographers have been attracted to the evocative results. Cameras can be converted to black-and-white or color infrared.
This fast, high-performance D-SLR is loaded with a powerful autofocus system, 5 fps continuous shooting, Live View and more.
Olympus has released the successor to its E-1 flagship D-SLR model, the 10.1-megapixel E-3. Designed to be the fastest autofocus D-SLR in the world, the E-3 has an articulated Live View LCD, internal image stabilization, TruePic III image processing, ISO sensitivity up to 3200 and a wide selection of other advanced features.
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs
In this year's most significant camera announcements for professional photographers, Canon and Nikon both have announced a pair of new D-SLRs. The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3 are taking their places as the pro models at the top of each company's respective lines while the Canon EOS 40D and Nikon D300 come onto the scene as potent backups.